Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A India Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
APEX N/A Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 581
GKTD - Gida Kurtarma Dernegi (Food Recovery Organization) N/A Turkey Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Gulu Giyoh N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Rakema A.C. N/A Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tech Lounge Association N/A Romania Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 27,500
ProSociedad, Hacer Bien el Bien, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Fundacio per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 120,330
Mar Timotheus Charitable Society N/A India Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SMART Liberia N/A Liberia Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 3,009,646

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Page SUM 80,713

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 9,480
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 62,177
OpenAI Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Partners Asia CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 9,408,167

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 153,300

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